I spent less than $50 at Rhinebeck. I think that deserves a reward so I bought a sheep farm! Okay... I bought a share of a sheep/goat farm. After seeing the video I linked to in my last post I did some research on MV Fiber Farm. Susan and Patrick are starting a farm 29 miles away from me up the Hudson! How could I not buy a share? That's like taking a kid into a candy shop and telling them they can't have any. I think it's a fabulous idea and I'm so excited to visit the farm here in the Hudson Valley next month. I don't even care if there isn't any wool in the end. It's all about the experience and the whole idea behind a community supported project. You can read more about it here.
I also just signed up for a Spinning/Dyeing class with Barbara Parry of Foxfire at Webs. I had no idea Webs was less than three hours from me. I'm really looking forward to the class. I bought a drumcarder almost three years ago (I can't believe it's been that long). And I think it's been almost three years since it's been out of the box. I actually met Otto Strauch at Rhinebeck. I was a little embarrassed to tell him I hadn't used it in years and thought maybe it's time to pull it back out of the box. I'm hoping this class will get me motivated to use it.
Now I'll fill you in on all the changes that are about to take place for us. We're moving back to Texas in June . Thank God in Heaven, we are moving. West Point is a beautiful place, I love being near my family in New Hampshire, the schools are awesome and my neighbors are great. But I really... no... really, REALLY... hate the house we're in. They are demolishing these houses starting next year. They really are that bad.
I think it has a lot to do with my creativity and organization being snuffed out over the last year. I fully believe that if you love where you live you are a much happier person. I'm definitely not happy here. I can't get organized and that drives me nuts. I get overwhelmed and completely shut down.
I'll miss Fall and I'll miss being so close to New Hampshire but that's what they make airplanes for.
We'll be four hours from most of Dan's side of the family in Laredo and four hours from his sister in Kingwood. Texas A&M is the halfway point between us and his sister. Dan's family has a suite at Kyle Field so we'll be there for a lot of games. Dan flew down for the Army/Aggie game last month but before that we haven't been to a game since Daniel was a baby. The boys can't wait. Especially Joe, who started playing football for the Army Junior Black Knights this year. When I was pregnant with him and we found out he was a boy Dan used to tell people that it was one more chance that he'd be called "Dad" by a Dallas Cowboys Quarterback. Dan finally got his football player. Funny that it's the smallest of our boys that decided they wanted to play football. He may be little, but he's got heart for the game. Here he is putting the stop on Mini Sink Valley (it was pouring that day):
So that's the scoop of what's been going on around here.